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DHSC consultation on deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate

By DTA | 25th January 2022 | News

The Department of Health and Social Care have published a consultation on the criteria used to make decisions on which health and social care professions should be regulated in future.

The DHSC consultation Healthcare regulation: deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate provides an opportunity to give perspectives on this fundamental question of patient protection.

Although there are no immediate plans to introduce or remove professions from regulation, the health and care bill does include new powers for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to decide which professions should be covered by regulation in future. It also seeks views what factors need to be considered as the basis for deciding when the protective umbrella of regulation becomes necessary to prevent harm to patients and the public in the delivery of health and care services.

The consultation closes at the end of March.

The GDC will be submitting a response to the consultation, which they will publish on their website when available.

You can find out more on the GDC website.

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